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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and RenewableUK and are today welcoming the announcement by the Business Secretary, Rt Hon Vince Cable, of the development of a National College for Wind Energy. It will be the first National College dedicated to renewable energy in the UK.   The National College, to be based in the Humber area, will provide a ‘hub’ for skills, training and education initiatives. In addition, there will be a network of partners providing education and training across the UK. The primary focus of the Humber ‘hub’ will be offshore wind, where a large growth in skills is needed. The National College will also provide capability to support onshore wind and marine renewables.  
Fourteen local businesses have helped develop a major new warehouse facility in east Hull.   Neill & Brown Global Logistics’ £2.5m, 40,000 sq ft warehouse at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park on Hedon Road, has been built locally but with global business in mind.  
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World Trade Centre Hull & Humber is to help women break through an international trade 'glass ceiling'.
It is staging an Inspiring International Women conference on Thursday (November 19) when speakers will include Laura Tenison, founder and managing director of mother and baby brand JoJo Maman Bébé, and Rosie Millard, chair of UK City Culture 2017.   The aim is to further boost international trade in the region and, according to the organiser, World Trade Centre partner Carolyn Burgess, businesswomen must overcome a number of obstacles if they are to play their full part.
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Two east coasts, both developing wind power technology, will be the theme of World Trade Centre Hull & Humber's next 'Doing Business in' seminar.   Through the eyes of US experts, Doing Business in the USA will focus on how Humber firms can benefit from Virginia's ambition to be the manufacturing hub for wind farm equipment on the eastern seaboard of the United States.   The free event on November 20 is being held in partnership with Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance from Virginia, Team Humber Marine Alliance and UK Trade & Investment and features a star line-up of speakers.
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WTC Hull & Humber has teamed up with its counterpart in The Hague for a special matchmaking event and gala in the Dutch city on November 21 and is inviting businesses to join them. The two world trade centres are leading a drive for greater cooperation between Humber and Dutch offshore operators and suppliers.
The event will also involve the Energy Group from WTC Twente in eastern Holland, the Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil and Gas Industry and Team Humber Marine Alliance. 
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Members of law firm Andrew Jackson's shipping and transport team will travel to China next week to present a seminar to the Shanghai office of a London based P&I  (Protection & Indemnity) club.    Having received numerous instructions from P&I clubs - insurers of shipowners' liability – both in the UK and overseas for several years, the team was invited to present an overview of recent cases of international importance to the Shanghai office on 10 November.  
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Henderson Insurance Brokers Ltd (HIBL) has appointed two new local apprentices to its Hessle office, using a customised apprenticeship scheme developed in conjunction with a local training provider.   Jordan Key and Haleema Parker have joined the specialist business broker from school and college as part of the continued expansion of the broker’s East Yorkshire operation.
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A free expert seminar and workshop on doing business in Germany will highlight key regional, social and cultural aspects to consider when exporting to Europe’s largest market.   Deutsche Kultur – Business the German Way, on Monday, October 27, is being hosted by World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, in conjunction with UKTI, at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire.  

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